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Aquarius Backpackers Motel

16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Aquarius is located perfectly. It's a 5 minute walk to the beach, there's a Cafe next door with great food (and 15% off as an Aquarius guest) and shops within walking distance. The shared areas are pretty cool, there's a pool (with pool bar) and a huge screen where they show different films. They have a special offer every day,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not stay at this hostel but a friend did and so we went to the jello wrestling which was horrible. It started off being quite good fun but the compere kept asking a man on the first row if he had a hard on and if he had come yet....I was about to take a video (my error but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not great. The rooms are cramped and crowded with only one bathroom to share. Luckily I got a single room for around 70 a night. The rooms are co-ed so lots of sexual acts going on at night haha. The bar is fun and there's singing and trivia at night. Lots of different games and a hang out spot.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the vibe! The bar downstairs is funky and the pool attached invites you to hang out all day. At night they organise different events e.g. Trivia nights. the room was spacious and the mattresses were super comfy. Its close enough to everything in town too. I would recommend the hostel and will be back.

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Chris S, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Bella, Great to here you enjoyed the vibe and facilities at Aquarius. See you back here soon! More 

Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Forgot the passport at the reception and moved to Surfers Paradise. Called reception and asked them if they can post it to Surfers Paradise by express mail next day delivery as we have a flight to catch on Saturday. Its Friday and mail is not here yet. Called the Australia Post and they told me it was posted by regular... More 

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Chris S, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Thanks you for review and we are sorry that you had to stay an extra 4 days to wait for your passport, we did make our best attempt in trying to help you out but we would just like to clarify a few points. First of all their must of been a misunderstanding because when you originally called and asked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I stayed at Aquarius with my fiancé and we loved it, despite some minor problems mainly the wifi if you pay $25 for the week it should be unlimited. But the room was actually the best room I stayed in in Australia you have to get use to the door being open but there is plenty of room, an en... More 

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Chris S, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

That's an awesome review, thanks heaps! I will pass on your praise to Quiztina, our drag queen host! It is a fun night all round and probably my favourite night in the hostel. Cheers and fun travels to yourself! More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Loved to pool and the cheap beer and cyder. Rooms are too crowded and messy. Good location. Its ok if youre on a budget, and you meet lots of people. Its close to tge main beach and main street. Lots of activities and the pool is a nice small one. The kitchen area can be cleaner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Stayed at Byron Bay for two nights and had the benefit of two breakfast and one evening dinner here. All I can say is we found the food first class, service good and value for money very good. I would not hesitate going there again for any of these meals. We enjoyed some cocktails at happy hours also. Previous comments... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Aquarius is located in a decent area really close to all amenities. Shuttle pickup - free which is definitely nice on those hot humid days Check in & Employees : 20$ key deposit. Like other posts some of the employees working there give off a weak vibe that seems condescending. I realize they deal with a lot of crap from... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you are over 23 years old, (I"m 30) I wouldn't recommend staying here. I have stayed in hostels all over the world, and this one feels like spring break right out of secondary school. The bathroom was cleaned which was good. I was told you could get you're money back if you leave early, however I was not advised... More 

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